1st Workshop on Disruptive Memory Systems

in Koblenz, Germany

In conjunction with SOSP'23


New system software is mandatory to make effective use of emerging memory technologies. These novel memory types are shattering our decades-old assumptions about the interface between hard- and software. Instead of volatile, passive and largely homogeneous main memory, current systems support non-volatile main memory, hybrid architectures combine classic memory modules with “high-bandwidth” memory, and disaggregated memory is no longer connected to the processor via the memory bus. Intensive research is also underway on “in-memory” and “near-memory” computational approaches that abandon the traditional Von Neumann architecture and enable large numbers of parallel operations in or near memory with enormous potential for gains in performance and energy efficiency.

These ongoing innovations in main memory technology promise various improvements for all computer systems, such as lower energy consumption, higher processing power, improved reliability, and simplifications and thus cost reductions. The Workshop on Disruptive Memory Systems (DIMES) is intended to be a platform to discuss new visions, abstractions, and interfaces for system software to exploit the opportunities of new memory technologies in existing and future software. We target to discuss aspects for all system software for all computing domains (embedded, edge, cloud, and HPC).

Suggested Topics

Suggested topics for submissions include all aspects of system software that are affected by emerging memory technologies like

in embedded, mobile, desktop/laptop, edge, cloud, and HPC systems, and related domains.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

We encourage authors to submit papers on concepts, early-stage work, and demos of prototype systems.

Important Dates

Paper/demo submission deadline: August 11 August 18, 2023
Acceptance notification: September 11, 2023
Final camera-ready paper due: September 29, 2023
Workshop presentations: October 23, 2023

Workshop Program

The Program Committee selected eight exciting papers for our workshop program.

Venue and Registration

We will be in Room 3 of Tagungszentrum 1-3 on the ground floor of the Rhein-Mosel-Halle in Koblenz.

DIMES is co-located with SOSP'23 and registrations are handled on their website.